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Regal Sunrise

January 27, 2013

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It was a royal sunrise, Purple waves unfurled, On the gold speckled shores. The big, black birds… Swooped real low Checking their reflections, Before they moved ashore. The morning sun glinted, Through the pastel waves. Silver spray, Joyously tinkled, Upon the bystanders, Who stood silently, In awe.

What is Sabr?

January 20, 2013

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Is it succulent and sweet? The deep night, In whose soft shadows I worship, And weep. … Is it lip-biting and white-knuckled? Silently I grip the keys, To my house in Paradise. Because Allah knows I am right. … Is it resilient restraint? Persistence through the perilous days, Of insidious whispers, That I refuse to […]

2012 in review

January 1, 2013

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 5 years to get […]

Fond Memories

November 23, 2012

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Originally posted at Habibi Halqas http://www.habibihalaqas.org/2012/10/fond-memories.html Bismillah Memories do not wilt like flowers. The colors do not fade and become old like black and white movies. They do not wrinkle at the edges like old photographs. They remain fresh like the day they were formed: crystal clear sound, color and scent, the touch of a […]

Homeless Hajarah

November 9, 2012

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Originaly posted at Habibi Halaqas http://www.habibihalaqas.org/2012/10/a-must-read-story-of-homeless-hajrah-as.html Bismillah The walls comfort us. Our gadgets are our nerve endings into the Universe. Loved ones are always nearby: within reach or a click or a phone call away. Imagine for a moment that there was nothing and that there was no one there. No one. You cannot update […]

The Fall

October 8, 2012

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I fell because I did not listen to my Mom. She said don’t go ice skating and I did. It doesn’t matter that she is 36,000 miles away. An order is an order. And it doesn’t matter how old I get, respect and obedience are still due. The result was a nasty slip, a fractured […]

Lessons Learned from the Life of Umm Ammarah

May 12, 2012

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Originally published at http://www.habibihalaqas.org/2012/05/lessons-learned-from-life-of-umm.html The typical Muslim woman, shrouded from the world, lives her life in obscurity in the service of her husband and children. Seeking no recognition and having no personality or ambitions beyond the pleasure of her family she lives and dies leaving no mark on the pages of history. She is of course […]